2, Greeenapple Acre Cottage

Despite racing against the rain on your way northwards, the storm finally caught up with you in earnest and with it the night has fallen, abyssal black and riven by lightning. Conditions on the rain-swept road force your speed down to a virtual crawl so that your head-lamps can pierce the gloom and keep you on the path. The only thing certain now is that the weather behind you is worse than that which surrounds you, driving you onwards. What should have been an eventless journey has become something dangerous and unpredictable....

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Re: 2, Greeenapple Acre Cottage

Postby Wruter » Tue May 09, 2017 12:52 pm

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"I can see that Maynard fellow coming back," Judith calls to the others a moment before pausing to listen.
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Re: 2, Greeenapple Acre Cottage

Postby Cearlan » Tue May 09, 2017 7:55 pm

Maynard continues to limp painfully towards the cottage. He needs to tell the others about Kieffer and to warn them about the nature of exactly what they are facing. He think he can see the pretty young lady with glasses through the window but the rain and tears in his eyes makes it hard to be sure
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Re: 2, Greeenapple Acre Cottage

Postby Priest » Mon May 15, 2017 12:26 pm

“Where?” asks Dorothy as she steps towards the window. Flaring lightning easily reveals the limping Maynard heading towards the cottage. Something about the dejected slump of his shoulders tells them that he bears news, and not good news.

As Dorothy speaks, Judith raises her hand, “Shhhsh, did you hear that?”
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The sound of the storm just rose in volume as if someone had opened an outside door or window close by…


Alister turns white at Judith’s exclamation, his hand shakes with nerves,
Alister thinking:   Geez will this nightmare never end?  
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Re: 2, Greeenapple Acre Cottage

Postby Wruter » Mon May 15, 2017 1:04 pm

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"I think a door or window just opened," Judith whispers, glancing frantically around.
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Re: 2, Greeenapple Acre Cottage

Postby Cearlan » Mon May 15, 2017 8:58 pm

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When Maynard reaches the cottage he enters and see Judith and Dorothy looking worriedly at him, yet distractedly so, as though they were listening out for something.

"Kieff ..." the words stick in his throat and he looks down to the ground and clears his throat "... Kieffer is ... he didn't make it I'm afraid."

Sobs wrack his frame.

"I could have done something ... should have done something sooner then maybe he's still be alive."
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Re: 2, Greeenapple Acre Cottage

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue May 16, 2017 3:36 am

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"Is something wrong up there?" Sean calls upstairs.
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Re: 2, Greeenapple Acre Cottage

Postby Priest » Tue May 16, 2017 11:50 am

The door opens and Maynard enters the kitchen, the howl of the wind and the boom of distant thunder a seemingly suitable accompaniment for his mood. It is obvious that his arrival has coincided with something else, something, which from the expressions of the kitchens occupants, is as unwelcome as it is unexpected. He enters just in time to hear the end of Judith’s warning.

Dorothy, her attention divided between the arrival of the downcast Maynard and Judith’s announcement swivels her eyes towards the open door to the hall. The noise must have come from somewhere out there for the window in the kitchen is firmly closed. Senses on full alert she tries to focus on the noise Judith had heard, though the pounding of blood in her ears does not help.
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She is sure she can hear something moving towards the far end of the cottage, The doctor’s bedroom perhaps.

“The – the- doc’s room maybe”

Alister, already white faced and trembling, takes a step away from the open hall doorway and screams a stuttering warning to Sean below, “Itssss coming – it’s in the bedroom above you!!!!”
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Re: 2, Greeenapple Acre Cottage

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"How'd it get inside?!" asks Sean. "All the doors and windows should have been sealed! Now what are supposed to do?"
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Re: 2, Greeenapple Acre Cottage

Postby Victoria Silverwolf » Wed May 17, 2017 7:33 pm

"Get that generator going!" Dorothy shouts. "It's our only hope now."
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Re: 2, Greeenapple Acre Cottage

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu May 18, 2017 3:07 am

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Sean flicks the switch, turning on the generator.
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Re: 2, Greeenapple Acre Cottage

Postby Priest » Thu May 18, 2017 4:32 pm

The generator starts to run, the noise of its engine almost deafening in the confined space of the cellar. Sean glances around him, suddenly aware of his only exit being up the stairs where at any moment the thing might appear. Nervously he notes the contents of the small room, mostly packing crates and empty barrels. The floor of the cellar is, due to the amount of rain that has fallen during the storm, about half an inch deep in water, it gurgles slightly in one corner hinting at a blocked soakaway. Close to it is an old wormy work bench an old vice bolted to its surface. A corkboard bearing holding clips for tools hangs at its back. Almost empty of tools a few files and hacksaw blades reveal the nature of work that had been carried out here. An old wooden crate, its stenciled words worn unreadable through age rests under the bench its top slightly open…

In the kitchen Dorothy’s cry quickly elicits a shower of orange sparks from the stove, it seems it is now live. Alister slowly backs towards the back door, mumbling all the while. It seems he is near breaking point. If not for Maynard’s blocking presence he might already have fled into the night…
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Re: 2, Greeenapple Acre Cottage

Postby Wruter » Thu May 18, 2017 7:31 pm

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"How are we going to get that awful thing into the stove?" Judith wonders aloud. She looks over at the two men hesitating in the doorway. "Well if you're not going to try to help Sean then I shall." Clutching the crowbar in her trembling hands she heads determinedly for the hallway.
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Re: 2, Greeenapple Acre Cottage

Postby Mr. Handy » Fri May 19, 2017 2:33 am

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Sean takes a look in the old crate, hoping something useful will be inside.
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Re: 2, Greeenapple Acre Cottage

Postby Cearlan » Sat May 20, 2017 12:12 pm

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Maynard looks disconsolately at Alister and shakes his head sorrowfully, yet with a wild look in his eyes.

"Sorry buddy, but there has been too many deaths tonight, and if I let you go out there there will be another. At least here we ares safe. The danger is out there and it is hunting us one by one."
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Re: 2, Greeenapple Acre Cottage

Postby Priest » Tue May 23, 2017 4:00 pm

Sean begins to dig through the crate. Mostly it’s a collection of busted tools, a myriad of screws and nails, several lengths of copper pipe and a broken iron crowbar. As he searches he hears two distinct sounds, one, heavy footsteps seeming to be approaching from the kitchen, the other a subtle almost musical vibrating-whining sound that seems to be flowing down the stairs into the cellar. As Sean watches in horror the Light entity seems to drift slowly into view hovering a few feet above the staircase. Behind it, no through it as though it was insubstantial he notices a distinctly female pair of legs…

Judith, possibly showing more courage than sense, rushes from the kitchen throwing an admonishment at the cowering men as she moves. All she knows is that the driver Sean is in danger below and with a firm grip on her sole weapon, the crowbar seems determined to go to his aid. She gains the doorway to the cellar moments after the Light has begun it descent, and through the iridescent entity below her she can see the blurry outline of Sean half bending over a wooden crate…
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Re: 2, Greeenapple Acre Cottage

Postby Victoria Silverwolf » Tue May 23, 2017 6:45 pm

With no better notion of what to do, Dorothy figures that there might be a little bit more safety in numbers than in staying apart.

"You stay here, Emilia. I going to see if I can distract the thing."

She rushes to join Sean and Judith. When she catches a glimpse of the light thing, her anger at the slaughter it's done overtakes her fear. "Why don't you go back to Mars where you belong and leave decent folks alone?"
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Re: 2, Greeenapple Acre Cottage

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed May 24, 2017 3:33 am

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"Stay back, I've got an idea!" calls Sean as he moves a bench over beside the generator and climbs on top of it. "Whatever you do, don't step in the water!" He takes some of the copper wire and affixes one end to the generator. He holds the other exposed end ready to drop into the water should the light come close.
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Re: 2, Greeenapple Acre Cottage

Postby evil_scientist » Wed May 24, 2017 8:37 am

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Alister, disoriented, follows Sean and stays clear of the water.
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Re: 2, Greeenapple Acre Cottage

Postby Priest » Wed May 24, 2017 12:17 pm

In the kitchen Maynard and Alister watch as Dorothy follows Judith into the hallway, within moments Sean's voice is heard shouting something about staying clear of the water. However as there is no water anywhere in the kitchen it seems he must be refering to somewhere else - the cellar perhaps.
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Re: 2, Greeenapple Acre Cottage

Postby Cearlan » Thu May 25, 2017 9:10 pm

Maynard heads towards the cellar to see what all the noise is about.
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